We’ve had a problem with an extremely noisy front door since moving into this rental home. The door has metal weather stripping. Our home is constantly shifting due to weather and earthquakes. Causing the door to slide up against the metal weather stripping, which in turn cause the door to make this extremely loud screeching noise every time it’s opened. The noisy door opening during the daytime is really no problem, and with this loud screech you know exactly someone has come enter the house by the front door.
Time passes, and it’s early in the morning, talking somewhere between 1AM and 4AM and the family is sound asleep in their beds…….when all of a sudden the front door comes screeching open. Not only does it wake you out of a sound sleep, it scares the crap out of you.
To resolve the issue of the screeching front door, I used paraffin wax on the metal weather stripping, and the door no longer screeches. This paraffin wax can be found at any store that sells the paraffin machines for hands and feet. It may need to be reapplied after awhile, when the coating of wax has worn off.